tv [untitled] October 30, 2012 10:00am-10:30am EDT
let. me play. a nuclear power plant is put on alert in the u.s. because of a deadly super storm sandy the weather is also put election campaigning on hold with fears it could cost a vital focus. brain bands all gatherings intensifying crackdown on anti-government protests as clashes with police rise. and britain sat for a clash over a rash in funding the new struggling members italy and spain and says they don't need handouts.
for the latest news from around the world i'm karen taraji here with you and our team a nuclear power plant in new jersey has been put on alert as waters around the facility are swelling as a result of superstorm sandy the plant's about one hundred kilometers south of new york and was shut down for refueling last week but radioactive material at the site could prove potentially dangerous meanwhile millions were hit by a blackout in parts of new york after a large explosion at a power plant president obama has declared the city a disaster zone at least sixteen people were killed across seven states the cast has also hit the race to the white house with both obama and his republican challenger mitt romney suspending their election campaigns the storm could hit obama's chances as it might make voting in the traditionally democratic state of new york a bit difficult u.s. political hack activist tom hayden says sandy could fuel an electoral crisis it's destroying the legitimacy of the election potentially on the east coast
early voting is being wiped out in the cities and states the voting of the elderly on election day the voting no the. who are on election day the voting of new yorkers on election day is likely to be diminished through no fault of their own and that will affect the outcome of the election but at the same time it's extremely possible to manipulate the computers so if it's a close election it will be protested and contested as illegitimate for days and days and into the future just as the election between gore and bush. was seen by most americans as stolen that could happen again so we are in for a an electoral crisis i think of a very very profound nature. live updates on superstorm sandy at r.t. dot com plus our coverage of the presidential race counts down to election day as
we take on what the other channels ignore watch the final round of debates between the third party candidates right here on our team next monday. governor romney and i we both agree we agree we have to bring the tax rates down i felt the same as the president did governor romney i'm glad. you agree let's go back to something the president i agree on and you tube you agree that the voters have a choice perhaps you wonder who to vote for when romney and obama agree on so many things remember you do have other options come november sixth tune in to see the second round of debates between the major third party candidates right here on r.g.p. . bahraini authorities have banned all mass public gatherings ass clashes between police and protesters it's the second such attempt to quash the anti regime demonstration since the state of emergency was declared in march two thousand and eleven the government says the anti-monarchy protesters are abusing their right to freedom of speech and threaten national unity
are almost daily clashes with police using tear gas and rubber bullets around eighty people have been killed since the arrest began nearly two years ago human rights groups have rounded on the griddle crackdowns on campaigners calling for more rights jobs and education political analyst sriram told me us says the kingdom is getting away with committing crimes against humanity. it's a result martial law tactics that have been practiced before it's an attempt to completely squelch or squash people's uprising in trying to have a really good we call the unfinished segment of the arab spring which is now what we now know to be even stronger so. really it's been a conservative followers in the region as well as the student to join the air and the rest of the troops tried to completely demolished the law. so the people who you really hear of employers in the us are both human rights abuses in bahrain so
here you have a clear mismatch between america's ideals of supposing universal human rights and the reality on the ground where human rights are selectively being enforced and are we use to doctrine useful political or not deviant motives what you have is a regional center which is not allowing free expression and then why is for example city of such a hot spot and my remark this is the origin of the sins of the whole arab spring narrative and we have not been able to overcome these double standards just because what reinforce the fifth fleet of the u.s. navy does not entitle it to be so brutal and repressive and get a three week range against humanity which are happening a battle over funding for the e.u. is brewing in the u.k. parliament conservative backbenchers are leading a rebellion calling for the cash flow to be cut while prime minister david cameron faces pressure from brussels to increase the u.k.'s contribution in line with inflation artists are for explains. prime minister david cameron certainly going to be feeling the pressure this is
a rebel motion there's been tabled by the tory backbenches and it's going to be in the commons tomorrow and it's certainly as he said going to put david cameron under pressure they're calling for a real turn cuts to the budget between twenty fourteen and twenty twenty now if the wanted spending to rise by about five percent downing street has said the prime minister supports the rise in line with inflation about two percent but as you can see a real difference is sentiment amongst his own party now he's going to be meeting with the european leaders in brussels in a couple of weeks time negotiations are going to start we've seen labor jumping on the back of this as well it is a conservative motion if they will it won't be binding on the prime minister but it would certainly put him under a lot of stress whilst those negotiations are going on in brussels it could also maybe see have used his veto. with the european leaders and you know germany in
particular has been trying to sort of thrash out this compromise this i think going to be putting him under a lot of pressure while an interesting time for britain when it comes to the question of the membership might say oh no the point in the history of on them because it has prisoners placed in the. under question this certainly being arises and see feeling austerity measures a very much affecting people we spoke recently to the former conservative chancellor who also he was telling us that there really has been a very significant rise in anti and with good reason the public you know there are a lot of pretty restrictions which come to us from europe or european law which we can't change which you have to go along with even though we ourselves do do agree with them. to the single currency is a mystery your european economy is a mess. doing before. it is dog particularly inspirational but there's
a big question now where are the year at this thing millions going you know all this money going to all these projects and still you know people are facing very very severe austerity measures what people are going to be looking for ahead of david cameron going to these negotiations next month and certainly with this rift that we think it is part of a wider rift in the government people want to see leadership here from david cameron and they don't want it to come from brussels they want it to come from their prime minister talking in their national interest not in the interest money matters are also dividing struggling european nations despite market fears spain and italy are denying claims that they'll be seeking aid anytime soon the leaders of both countries are at pains to stress that requesting a bailout is not in the interests of their people who have been very vocal in their anger over punishing budget cuts but investment advisor patrick young says it's a pledge they might not be able to keep we've got the italian and spanish leaders who obviously don't read their own newspapers so i mean just to give an example
last week the spanish said they would launch an eighteen billion euro from to be allowed the regions by today can target the ninth region had their little share of the pile and they've already therefore got commitments for seventeen point six billion up to nine regions of space and there are lots of other regions that are bankrupt to go certainly should be in desperately need to be a large italy will be lucky to escape with one mr rudd will good on history as the man who ultimately signed your route through an unbelievable pigheaded obstinacy when he simply refused to appreciate the fact that he'd let his country slip backwards and ultimately the spanish economy at the moment is going towards where it was about nine hundred seventy two when franco was still alive and well. europe's bankers couldn't have a worse tension right now so who do you go to for an alternative oh welcome to the one man bank he's called dave and he's earning interest in the u.k. for his novel scheme we meet him in a few minutes. on the west bolsters rebels in the arab world why it's more likely
to leave a trail of destruction than blaze a trail for democracy details aren't just. horses and bayonets big bird these are the words of internet legend from the two thousand and twelve presidential debates when a candidate says something dumb or odd to so much fun to make silly pictures like these on the internet ho ho hee hee but the problem is that the person who wins the bait is the one who makes the best argument not he who doesn't make a verbal slip ups people react to these debates like schoolgirls picking prom queen or rummy talked about big bird who howard dean screamed yeah gaffes don't matter that much it matters if the ideas the candidates present are effective or not but
more importantly it matters if they will actually do them if a future kids a proposed a brilliant economic plan that could save america but instead of saying pennies let the word penis slip or gossip celebrity culture would make him lose the election for sure his opponent's army of photoshop or sort of hundreds of copper fellas is drawn all over the internet by the next day a schoolgirl attitude towards politics won't do anything except make fun internet means but that's just my opinion. wealthy british style. market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy
with mike stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines in two counties report on our. welcome back to our team law from moscow and karen. where muslims in belgium say they're gearing up for a campaign to establish an islamic state there a newly formed islam party plans to run the country's general election and the vote for the european parliament in two thousand and fourteen that's after two of their candidates won seats in regional polls or later this month the development however has left some euro m.p.'s seriously concerned. we see people from there with an
islamic background forming their own political parties now and demanding the introduction of sharia law in an islamic state in belgium we've always predicted this but up till now. mostly people mainly supported the socialist parties and other leftist parties but now they feel apparently confident enough to make their own party and it's only natural thing that many people are worried if they see elected people in brussels now but it will undoubtedly come in other local places as well when these people you know openly call for the settling of an islamic state you know we are in western europe and many people don't feel at home in a city such people are winning elections and you could say ok it's only one seat in two different communes in brussels but i'm sure this is only the start of something
that will only gain in importance. banking malpractise excessive risk taking and balances paid for out of taxpayer bailouts it's little wonder that people's patience with their banks has run out but it's not the global financial giants where do you want trust or hard cash. meets one british man thinks he's got the answer. to follow. up on the look like you did fish which is a cheeky northern charmer he made his fortune selling minibuses in his hometown as burnley but instead of fancy holidays and expensive cars when the credit crisis hit dave wanted to give something back so he decided to open a bank this late two thousand and eight early two thousand and nine my mini. me to get funded for their bosses as they are done for the last fifteen years but overnight that just stopped the banks just stopped lending to the to the customers and i'm thinking of a done something wrong have they made
a mistake of that up at the gas bill electric bill a form bill you know it's not the people that are the problem it's the banks that have the problem try thought aland of the. bank on dave he says although thanks to extensive red tape he's not actually allowed to call himself a bank and he's keen to differentiate himself from banks in other ways too he offers five percent on savings and he lends that money out to his local community and no bonuses and the profits go to charity. if there just isn't a day in every town more's the pity so his isn't a model which could be rolled out nationwide in its current form but financial experts say lessons can be learnt for a healthier banking system one point is clear and this is a point that the bank makes in a way is that banking is just too far away from its roots and its basic need to understand. saving with.
a mad rush where highly leveraged change over the last sixty. days ultimate goal is to bring banking back to its roots no more faceless conglomerates where computers and mavericks make the decisions and the one percent. pockets unimaginable bonuses instead local banks for local people run by the community to benefit the community it's not a new idea in fact it's how banking used to be before the mego box and mega banks stepped in and dave still taking to get some political support you have to take save us money and invest in real productive activity to take responsibility for doing it which is not the way that banking currently works in his comic kind of crazy we're showing the way to a better banking system which is responsible. in touch with entrepreneurship which
actually could be the basis for going forward there's certainly got to be some way forward as wave after wave of scandal hits the financial sector banking on dave and others like him looks more and more attractive one of the sayings i usually people who rob banks go to person bank to real people get paid bonuses to stop laura smith o.t. . are plans for a london venue with a ten thousand strong passerby but not for a theater or for a mosque it would be four times the size of st paul's cathedral with locals putting muslims fearing it's designed to be a hotbed of extremism we report online. plus a major withdraw my swiss bank u.b.s. it's axing thousands of jobs as it pulls out of the risky investments that seen its debts explode. with renewed fighting syria's failed temporary truce shows it's a country that's far from solving the crisis while keeping its neighbors on the
edge but to see what happens after a western driven regime change look no further than libya where fear and violence still stocks the streets a year after what was supposed to be democratic. reports syria could be next. things have gone from bad to worse in a region powered by the hope of change not so long ago and libya one year after the revolution guess shells and artillery reportedly being used against peaceful civilians lebanon is on the brink of civil war and syria is already fighting one idiot there is a process of another reformatting of the geo political map of the middle east when various players try to secure their own political positions we consider this counterproductive such measures imposed from outside can never give a stable long term result. countries in ruins tens of thousands killed and hundreds of thousands maybe fiji's but western nations it seems are still not ready
to stop we are going to do everything we can to make sure that we are helping the opposition and to further pressure and isolate the regime seeing syria remove assad is a very high priority for us and it's not me a lip service washington and its european allies are assisting the rebels to get rid of assad i'm sure of one thing the syrian regime will never find its place among the community of nations it has no future among us that is why france will recognize a provisional government representing the new free syria once it's been formed but if assad goes it's almost guaranteed that the carnage will continue so the question aside protects minorities including the christians that have lived in syria for hundreds of years even the strictest estimates of the situation received from our west european partners says that at least one third of the population still back assad regarding him is a person destined not to let syria turn into
a country impossible for minorities to live in. and no more than ever syria's instability threatens the security of neighboring lebanon we're here to the u.s. has made it clear it supports a new government it was a false hope. the lebanese intelligence officer was killed that murder prompted widespread condemnation and of course for the international community to stay out of domestic affairs a message the international community would do well to heed a phony to prevent the region from forming into from the chaos today we're seeing the western and g.c.c. led counter revolution while at the same time on one hand the west is is proclaiming some kind of backing of people you know rights to self-determination through this arab spring actually what they're doing is unwinding it for them in countries like bahrain in yemen in countries like libya
and in syria where the west has actively sought to foment a rebellion and force regime change a reality fall from the minds of those who once championed the arab spring and what it could bring. from our stories from around the world this hour two nato soldiers shot dead by a man wearing a local police uniform in afghanistan's helmand province both victims are believed to be british nationals the so-called green on blue attacks are classified as an act of terror by the local government they've claimed the lives of fifty six nato soldiers this year undermining the trust between local and coalition forces. police out fired rubber bullets tear gas and stun grenades out sacked protesting miners in south africa they've been offered their jobs back but are refusing until they're paid to mounds are made to the workers barricaded roads in johannesburg and allegedly set fire to a mine power station south africa's mining industries play been plagued by an
arrest for months dealing a huge blow to be economy. the way the authorities have arrested a prominent opposition figure following a news conference at his house. but rock was detained over his criticism of the gulf states ruler which in that country is considered unconstitutional the activists lashed out over a controversial change of electoral law head of the december parliamentary oh it comes days before a planned mass rally against the earth. and to stay with our tea business is next with dmitri in just a few. tucked in between the russian mainland japan and the suckling island is the island of minute on named after french seafarer who discovered it it is described as the pride of the sakhalin region we'll take a look at what's in store for us here. until
two thousand and four the island was part of the boarders own and was completely restricted to visit is now this picture esque place is open to tourists unique plants and animals are its top attraction. treaty has been exploring the deaths of the world sees for several decades but it's here at more your own island where he has finally found what he'd been looking for . the water here is very clear the visibility is very good and the underwater world here is extremely rich i've been to many diving locations across the planet including the island of bali but mine are on top of my list while some go to the cycling region to enjoy the sights others convert the islands nature's riches into a healthy dollar it is home to the biggest seafood processing factory in russia the tonight shock hundreds of thousands of tons of fish get caught in the nets too late
to produce delicious salamon caviar and necessary attribute of anything in russia the owner of the enterprise says a good fishing season can bring in more than a hundred million dollars net profit. and to a large extent this is old to do what succulent offers environmentally the tonight show operates in only and natural habitat and mild climate unique natural sights and delicious seafood. for a diverse holiday but those who are not afraid to travel ten thousand kilometers from europe the. question is whether this distant land would ever be able to become a major tourist destination.
or one welcome to the business update on r t a very interesting session today of course given that cycle own sandy is a wreaking havoc in the east coast of the united states and in greece basically negotiations have terminated with the troika but first of all russia's gas problem is looking to boost its presence in the east now the energy major will spend around thirty eight billion dollars to build a pipeline the country's far east the third of that money will be spent on development of a gas field in the sahara public where the link will take its start the thirty two hundred kilometer pipelines expected to be ready in five years gas from also plans to set up a liquefied natural gas production plant in the region by twenty eighteen governor says the first the far east capacities will allow it to set up gas supplies to the age of pacific equal to current european ones or even bigger. well a second of all what's happening on the markets today over just in general in the r.t.s. m i six been pretty flat but flat to negative or most of the session with m i six losing around half
a percent that's as oil prices still remain quite low and investors also being quite cautious ahead of the u.s. elections russia will also not be trading on the first day after the elections on the fourth of november so they're playing it safe mostly but on the on the my sex among interesting stocks and gas from after this project as you can see is down worse than the markets one of the was stocks actually today it's down more than two percent as investors are worried that another forty or so billion dollars spent on another project will be eating into the company's dividends and therefore that's why they do not see this as good news ross snapped is up one percent better than the market that says it's negotiating with the n.k. b.p. which is buying out to also purchase its assets in venezuela the national through the import ratio and burbank the most liquid asset on the market is down thirty percent over in europe as i was mentioning antonis samaras the prime minister of
greece has said that negotiations with the troika. of group they've done what they've done that's as the prime minister said the done everything they planned and apparently get these new budget regulations are approved and then europe then greece will stay in the euro zone and basically will be gradually coming out of crisis the dax is up more than one percent despite the fact that unemployment has spiked in germany to reach six point nine percent. and over on the currency markets the euro is gaining versus the dollar that. estimates still very as to what kind of damages psycho's sandy could be amounting to and that stands at around fifty five billion dollars for now at least twenty billion dollars more for customer i'm seeing right now of the russian ruble is. very much in line with the trend strongly to that although we could sit here. and russia's launch the privatization process of its biggest seaport and c.s.p. as they started talks with possible investors intending to sell the whole twenty
percent in the hub and the stake is currently estimated to be worth around a third of a billion dollars in expected to be offered in both moscow and london and you know . why that's it from the business desk for now will be back in fifty five minutes time with an update coming up next we try to find the answer to the syrian standoff with the head of the russian parliament foreign affairs committee to stay with us for that. joining me now is alexei pushkov he's the head of the international committee in the russian duma thank you for being with us let's begin with diplomacy in the world today and it's never been easy but it seems even more powerless with situations like we're seeing with full blown conflict in syria do you think a political solution that through words we can have peace there well i think the
situation. has deteriorated extremely since last spring. and today it looks more like a bloody deadlock. than something that would give you the prospects for. peaceful solution yet by seeing that. the international community can generate nothing but. the geneva communique. that was adopted at the end of june and which says that. the international community has to bring both sides at the negotiation table is no secret here who is not a medical answers the answer is first for both sides i mean russia and china on the one hand and the so-called friends of syria. to understand that it is not one of the signs in the conflict that it can be solved i think russia and china are close at.